Chelsea v Club America Friendly: Photos & More
Courtesy of EPL Talk reader Peter Pelham, here’s his account of the Chelsea 2-1 Club America friendly including images. Thanks Peter!
“A great new stadium (incidentally, demolition and rebuild done in 9 months!) on the Stanford University campus. Approx 47,000 attendance in a 55,000 capacity stadium. The Mexican fans were partying throughout the game whereas the Chelsea fans were mostly silent until near the end of the game.
First half was all Club America and they deserved their one-nil lead.Chelsea started with a mixture of reserves and big guns – Terry, Robben, Cech, Shevchenko but it was only when they brought on Essien, Wright-Phillips, and Drogba in the 2nd half that they showed anything up front. Overall, a fairly tame game – not a lot of goal mouth action- pretty typical of what you would expect for a pre-season.
Nice to see some English footy in the Bay Area (even if it was Chelsea!)”
Photos from the match can be found here. To view the complete collection of photographs about English football from the EPL Talk collection, go here.
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Founder and publisher of World Soccer Talk, Christopher Harris is the managing editor of the site. He has been interviewed by The New York Times, The Guardian and several other publications. Plus he has made appearances on NPR, BBC World, CBC, BBC Five Live, talkSPORT and beIN SPORT.
Harris, who has lived in Florida since 1984, has supported Swansea City since 1979. He's also an expert on soccer in South Florida, and got engaged during half-time of a MLS game.
Harris launched EPL Talk in 2005, which was rebranded as World Soccer Talk in 2013.
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